Mattia Sensi

I am a postdoctoral researcher at Inria Sophia Antipolis. I joined the group MathNeuro, led by Prof. Mathieu Desroches, in December 2021.
My main research interests are dynamical systems, mathematical biology and geometric singular perturbation theory (GSPT). During my PhD, I primarily worked on various epidemics models, and my current main project is on mathematical models of neural activity, specifically multiple time scales modeling of differential neurotransmitter release.

You can download my detailed CV (last updated: 25/11/2022) here.

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Postdoctoral researcher

Inria Sophia Antipolis

Working in the group MathNeuro of Prof. Mathieu Desroches, studying multiple time scales dynamics of neural activity.

December 2021 - Present

Postdoctoral researcher

TU Delft

Working in the group NAS of Prof. Piet Van Mieghem, as part of the project “Epidemics over Human Contact Graphs”.

March 2021 - November 2021




  • P. Kaklamanos, C. Kuehn, N. Popovic and M. Sensi. Entry-exit functions in fast-slow systems with intersecting eigenvalues. Preprint on arXiv
  • S. Ottaviano, M. Sensi and S. Sottile. Global stability of multi-group SAIRS epidemic models. Preprint on arXiv
  • M. A. Achterberg and M. Sensi. A minimal model for adaptive SIS epidemics. Preprint on arXiv
  • M. Aguiar, B. Kooi, A. Pugliese, M. Sensi and N. Stollenwerk. Time scale separation in the vector borne disease model SIRUV via center manifold analysis. Preprint on medRxiv
  • N. Cangiotti, M. Capolli and M. Sensi. A Generalization of Lanchester's Model of Warfare. Preprint on arXiv

In preparation
  • M. Desroches, S. Rodrigues and M. Sensi. Slow-fast dynamics in a neurotransmitter release model: delayed response to a time-dependent input signal.
  • P. Kaklamanos, A. Pugliese, M. Sensi and S. Sottile. A geometric analysis of the two-strain SIR model.
  • R. Della Marca, A. D'Onofrio, M. Sensi and S. Sottile. A geometric analysis of the SIRp model.


Università degli Studi di Trento

Ph.D. in Mathematics, cum laude
Title of the thesis: “A Geometric Singular Perturbation approach to epidemic compartmental models”, under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Pugliese.
November 2017 - January 2021

Universiteit van Amsterdam

M.Sc. in Mathematics
Title of the thesis: “Homoclinic vegetation stripes in a Klausmeier-Gray-Scott model”, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Arjen Doelman.
September 2015 - June 2017

Università degli Studi di Padova

B.Sc. in Mathematics
Title of the thesis: “Portfolio optimization for quadratic utility function with partial information”, under the supervision of Prof. Wolfgang J. Runggaldier.
September 2011 - September 2014


  • Andrea Pugliese, Full Professor of Mathematical Analysis at Università degli Studi di Trento, my Ph.D. supervisor
  • Christian Kuehn, Full Professor at Technical University of Munich
  • Hildeberto Jardón Kojakhmetov, Assistant Professor at University of Groningen
  • Tommaso Lorenzi, Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics at Politecnico di Torino
  • Nicolò Cangiotti, postdoctoral researcher at Politecnico di Milano
  • Marco Capolli, postdoctoral researcher at Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMPAN)
  • Sara Sottile, Ph.D. student at Università degli Studi di Trento
  • Panagiotis Kaklamanos, postdoctoral research fellow at Maxwell Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Edinburgh

  • Mathieu Desroches, Associate Research Professor (CRCN) at Inria centre at Université Côte d'Azur
  • Daniele Avitabile, applied mathematician at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Bob Rink, professor of mathematics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Alberto Valli, Full Professor at Università degli Studi di Trento
  • Michele Stecconi, postdoctoral researcher at University Of Luxembourg
  • Cinzia Soresina, university assistant at University of Graz
  • Annalisa Iuorio, postdoctoral researcher at University of Vienna
  • Leonardo Lerer, postdoctoral researcher at Weizmann Institute
  • Halgurd Taher, postdoctoral researcher at the Brain Simulation Section of Charité Berlin
  • Emre Baspinar, postdoctoral researcher at CNRS-NeuroPSI
  • Marius Yamakou, researcher and principal investigator at University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Anton Chizhov, senior researcher at Ioffe Physical Technical Institute
  • Léo Mathis, postdoctoral researcher at Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Jose Mujica, research associate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam